Things are getting "over heated" around here.
We've got folks calling other folks "dishonest". We've got posts from folks with legal sounding names claiming inside information. We've got folks claiming others are advertising inappropriately. We've got folks calling other folks names. We've got folks who take a "strongly worded" post and pour gasoline on the thread to make it a flame war. I'm guilty as well.
It happens every six months or so around here. These current situations will blow over as well. We have a great forum here - let's try and make it a positive experience.
It's fine to disagree and it's also possible to disagree without being mean-spirited. Put yourself in the other person's shoes and read before you post. Be prepared to retract and offer apologies (apologies cost nothing and can go along way to restoring civility).
Along with civility my own personal wish is that folks would be more prepared to identify themselves. Cute names are great - and are almost required because otherwise it's next to impossible to register a unique, but memorable, name. However, there's a signature line. Why not post your real name there? Even if it's just the first name? Yes, there will be those cases where folks with good intentions don't feel it wise to fully identify themselves - and I too would rather have them post than scare them away.
But take a recent example - a gentleman (or lady) joined with the name "white wig". Apparently a barrister or solicitor or even a judge? And offered what sounded like legal advice. That's a very dangerous game to play. I believe it's well intentioned - but it's not well thought through. Unless of course it's not well intentioned and the choice of name is meant to convey more status and knowledge than actually exists. I could have registered with the handle "supreme being who must be obeyed" - and hopefully you would have all laughed at me.
Same with Vectrix UK. I fully believe that this handle represents someone in the corporate structure of Vectrix UK. However, why not explain your position with more detail? If you're not supposed to be posting - then there might be a reason to be vague. On the other hand if you're not supposed to be posting there may be a good reason for that and if you still feel strongly then you could at least post in a personal capacity rather than as a company representative. I presume you have access to other computing resources than those at VUK HQ?
Same with marcopolo. Cute handle - mysterious even. Even if you don't want to share your name or your profession why not at least put something about the 17 VX-1's you've purchased in your signature? (that was public info you posted on one of the threads) That way folks might understand why you're highly interested in the current VX-1 debacle and they may respect your position more. Personally I'd hope you could share your name and your profession.
There's a place for being cute. There's also a place for being secretive. We're discussing EVs here - not state secrets. Why all this "need to know" BS from so many people?